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Boots is named after “Puss in Boots” in the Shrek movies, and her eyes even get big when she wants attention.

The five-year-old tabby loves bird watching and making biscuits, and she’s up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Until she’s adopted, Boots is spending time in a foster home to get used to living with people.

“Boots can be shy at first, which is why she’s spending some time in a foster home to build her confidence and come out of her shell,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “She was named after the Shrek character Puss in Boots because of her big eyes, which only grow larger when she’s paying attention to you…or if she wants something.”

To learn more about meeting her from her foster home, call 703-746-4774.

Photos via AWLA

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December the blue pit bull mix, is looking for a new home in Alexandria.

The two-year-old cuddle bug is a fan of long walks and playtime in the yard.

“December has lived with other dogs, and if you have other dogs and are interested in meeting her, we’d love to arrange time for a doggy meet-and-greet,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

Hardter added, “December’s favorite thing is to give hugs and snuggles to the people she loves. She had a photo shoot earlier this week, but was too busy cuddling to worry about whether the photographer was getting her best side. Luckily, they are all her best sides.”

You can schedule time to meet December either in-person or virtually at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via AWLA

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Cedric, an eight-month-old tabby who was found wandering the streets of Alexandria, is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Cedric can be a bit shy at first, but if you show him a bit of patience, he quickly comes around and will be your best snuggle buddy in no time,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Cedric is currently staying in an AWLA staff office, where he has claimed a cubby of his own, but don’t be surprised to find this adventuresome young man in all kinds of entertaining and interesting locations.”

A generous donor has paid for Cedric’s adoption fees. While AWLA is closed today due to weather, you can schedule time to meet him at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Images via AWLA

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Nine-month-old Coco is so smart that folks might not know that that she’s blind. The pit bull terrier mix is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“At nine months old, Coco is an absolute bundle of energy, and she’s on the go so much that you might not notice at first that she’s blind,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “After all, she can find her favorite toys, treats and people with no trouble.”

To learn more about Coco and how to meet her, please call the AWLA team at 703-746-4774.

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Even though Hugo looks full grown, the nine-month old terrier has a lot of growing left to do.

A busy bundle of energy, Hugo is looking for a new home via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“As a young adult, Hugo is still growing into his size and energy level, and he’d love a home with adults or older children to help him learn to be his best doggy self,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Like every puppy, Hugo loves toys, and will carry his favorites with him when playing in the yard, on walks and anywhere toys can be enjoyed.  His ideal home has a bed full of toys with fun textures and sound.”

To learn more about Hugo or to schedule time to meet him either virtually or in-person, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photo via Da Silva Studios

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Sure, the Animal Welfare Leagues latest adoptees Cola and Princess Peach enjoy each other’s company, but they don’t need to be adopted together.

Cola, a six-year-old yellow-bellied slider, and Princess Peach, a seven-year-old red-bellied slider, would reportedly be happy to go to their new homes individually, or, if someone is interested, together.

“Princess Peach and Cola are pets who have always lived their lives indoors, and are looking for indoor living in their new homes too,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Turtles like Cola and Princess Peach can live 20 to 30 years when well-cared for.”

Hardter said that the best environment for the turtles is a 90 gallon tank, which give them space to swim as well as a climbing area to bask in the light of a heat source.

If you’re looking for more information on turtles and how to bring one into your home, contact [email protected]. To schedule an appointment to meet with either of these turtles, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Photos via AWLA

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Odie is all about domesticity, and the 10-year-old gray and white domestic short-haired cat is looking for a new home in Alexandria.

The affectionate feline is currently up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Odie is so sensational at being a cat that he’s pretty sure you won’t need any other cats, once you have him in your life,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Odie is pretty easy to please. All he needs is some cuddle time with his best friend and treats as a bonus.”

If you’d like to learn more about Odie and schedule time to meet him either in person or virtually, visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.

Odie has been front declawed and can be seen in the video below.

Photos via AWLA

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Like her name, Shy the American rabbit is sweet and a little timid — until you get to know her. The 19-month-old is the latest adoptee with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“At just 2 pounds, this petite gal looks like a baby, but she is fully grown and looking to find her new family,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “Like most rabbits, Shy may be a little, well, shy, at first, but once she gets to know you, prepare for full bunny cuddles.”

Learn more about Shy and how to meet her at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-By-Appointment.
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Goldy, a 12-year-old orange tabby, likes nothing more than to take a nap in the company of friendly people, and he’s up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Goldy’s new year’s resolution is to eat more food,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “This gentleman loves all kinds of food, and he hopes you’ll help him with his new year’s goals by providing him treats whenever he meows for them.”

Goldy’s adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor. He is currently living with a foster family, and anyone interested in learning more about him should email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

Incidentally, Chaquira and Princesa, the special bonded senior Shepherds we highlighted just before Christmas have been adopted.

“It really means the world to everyone at the AWLA that these two (and more than 130 animals last month) are spending 2021 with new families,” Hardter said.

Photos via AWLA

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Nine-year-old Chaquira and her eight-year-old daughter Princesa are inseparable, and the pair are looking for a new home via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

AWLA took in Chaquira and Princesa with 12 other dogs from the Florida-based True and Faithful Pet Rescue Mission.

“Senior dogs like Princesa and Chaquira have spent their whole lives giving love to others,” said AWLA Executive Director Stella Hanly. “They deserve just as much love in their older years.”

Princesa is reportedly the more outgoing of the two dogs, although treats and ear scratches have proven to quickly bring Chaquira around.

“They are sweet, curious girls who have taken in stride the many changes they’ve experienced over the last month,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said. “We know that the person or people lucky enough to adopt them will receive double the love and gratitude from their new canine family members.”

Incidentally, their adoption fees have been pre-paid this month by Priority Automotive as part of the Home for the Pawlidays event, where adoption fees are waived for pets older than six months.

Anyone interested in learning more about these two should email [email protected]alexandriaanimals.org.

Photos via AWLA

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